Table Tennis Wonder
“Sayeed Sultana, the 13-year-old Indian Champion, is said by many critics to have a great future in world table tennis. She was the youngest competitor in the world championships. No player had attracted more attention or been more popular.”
– The National Standard (March 25, 1951)
India’s National Champion: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954
Pakistan’s National Champion: 1956, 1957 and 1958 (retired 1959)
Words from World Champions
World Table Tennis Championship (1951) – Vienna, Austria. World table tennis two time champion, Johnny Leach (Great Britain), said in an interview, he would not be surprised if India’s No. 1 women’s player, Miss Sultana, one day becomes the world champion.
World Table Tennis Championship (1952) – Bombay, India. Winner of seven world championships, Richard Bergmann’s (Austria & Great Britain) opinion on the woman’s singles title would be fought out by the holder, Mrs. Angelica Roseanu, Mrs. Gizi Farkas, Miss Trude Pritz, with Miss Syeed Sultana as the outsider.
World Table Tennis Championship (1954) – London, England. Viktor Barna (Hungry & Great Britain), International Table Tennis Foundation Hall of Famer, said “In Sayeed Sultana, India has a girl with world championship potentialities. I have played against her several times on my two visits to India and championships abroad.
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